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protest

It's time we kick the “lesser of two evils” excuse and engage in a true political conversation. 

Americans for Prosperity rally

Under the radar, the pseudo-grassroots group Americans for Prosperity is pulling out the stops to defeat Obama.

Highlights from the Voting Rights Watch 2012 blog, from Brentin Mock, Aura Bogado and Maegan E. Ortiz

Congress

Even if Obama wins, he won’t be able to accomplish much if progressives don’t do well in legislative races. Here are ten worthy contenders.

Voting in Florida

Many of Florida’s ex-felons are receiving conflicting information on their voting rights. That could spell disaster in November.

Electoral map

Democrats have a rich opportunity to push electoral reform at the state level.

Forget Mitt Romney. With the foreign policy crisis in the Middle East, can the president make it to November 7?

Election politics today are little more than advertising. But it wasn't always that way. 

The GOP candidate’s disastrous response to the incendiary “Innocence of Muslims” video should come as no surprise in light of his Islamophobic connections.

voting booth

This is the most polarized presidential choice since 1980. Yet issues fundamental to the nation’s future have been excluded from the debate.

Blogs

Mitt Romney admitted that he doesn’t care about poor people. His policies prove it. 

February 2, 2012

The bulk of Romney’s fundraising comes from the 1 percent of the 1 percent.

February 1, 2012

More favorable demographics—and effective attack ads. 

February 1, 2012

When the candidate with the most endorsements and money can't get half of Florida GOP voters to back him, that signals problems in November.

January 31, 2012

Republican insiders have been eager to do Mitt Romney’s dirty work. It has worked in Florida—but there’s a still a long race ahead.

January 30, 2012

Palin (sort-of) endorses Newt to stop the Soviet-style establishment of the Republican Party.

January 30, 2012

The American Legislative Exchange Council is pushing its education reform agenda, and its minions in New Hampshire want to disenfranchise Democrats. 

January 29, 2012

On The Colbert Report, Katrina vanden Heuvel weighs in on Newt Gingrich and East New Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo, who recently drew fire for saying he “might have tacos.”

January 27, 2012

It’s too early to tell how Occupy Wall Street will impact the 2012 election, but one thing seems pretty clear: it’s changed the national conversation.

January 26, 2012

In his 2012 State of the Union address, the president chose to celebrate the US military. Critics chose not raise alarm about the spread of US militarism.

January 26, 2012